Bookstore

Bookstore

The following books on local history are available online below or at:

  • Hiwan Homestead Museum
  • Mountain Books in Aspen Park

Books will be shipped via USPS–either First Class or Priority Mail. Shipping rates are based on the weight of the books in your order.

Up to .8 lbs $3.00
.81 to 2 lbs $5.00
2.1 to 4 lbs $7.00
4.1 to 10 lbs $10.00
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“Houses that Jock Built”

“Houses that Jock Built”

$15.00
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Genre: Writing
Six watercolor note cards depicting 5 of the properties that Jock Spence built in Evergreen. The Hiwan Homestead Museum, Evergreen's First Library, Mission of the Transfiguration, Phelps-Dodge House, and Greystone Manor. Shipping weight .3 lbs.
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Evergreen, Colorado

Evergreen, Colorado

$5.00
This is a short, 55 page, introduction to early Evergreen. Author Mary Helen Crain, a long time Evergreen resident, acquaints the reader with early Evergreen families, ranches and homes, resorts, schools, organizations and landmarks. The book contains many historic photographs and is a wonderful introduction to the Evergreen area. Shipping weight .7 lbs.
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Upper Side of the Pie Crust

Upper Side of the Pie Crust

$20.00
This is a self-published piece on the early history of southwestern Jefferson County. It was first published in 1978 and reprinted in 1985 by Margaret V. Bentley, who was a member of the Jefferson County Historical Society. Ms. Bentley acknowledged the help of Connie Fahnestock, Sandy Crane and Mary Helen Crain with research information. The book has information concerning some 24 families living near what is now known as Aspen Park, Conifer, South Turkey Creek, Pleasant Park, Pine Grove, Buffalo Creek and various ranches in these areas. The chapters are organized by family or ranch name. There are wonderful photos included in the book, which acknowledge Jefferson County Historical Society photo collection as a primary source; and an informative map at the beginning of the book. Ms. Bentley has an extensive notes section and index, which is a to her credit as a researcher. Included in Ms. Bentley's chapter on the Meyer's ranch is the following quote, which should peak reader's interests in this book. "The earliest history of the ranch which Meyers' possess is a hand written note from the past: 'Sioux Indians attacked McIntyre's neighbors, burned the cabins and scalped the people..." Shipping weight 1.8 lbs.
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From Scratch: A History of Jefferson County Colorado

From Scratch: A History of Jefferson County Colorado

$15.00
Frankly, the best deal on a local history book around, this text will provide you with not only a choice selection of the Jefferson County Historical Society's photograph collection; it will also supply a firm base of information on the figures and facts of the founding of Jeffco. Compiled by members of the Jefferson County Historical Commission in 1985, this compendium is arranged into twelve sections that provide an understanding of our county's origins and growth that begins with Bergen District and finishes with county cemeteries. Along the way, the reader is briefed on the industrial, governmental, educational, and religious development of Jefferson County. An historical map of the county (1986) is also included. Shipping weight 1.2 lbs.
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From Camp Neosho to Hiwan Homestead

From Camp Neosho to Hiwan Homestead

$5.00
Whether you know the Museum as the Hiwan Homestead or Camp Neosho, all seem to fall under the spell of the comfortable and happy old house. For years, people who have taken a tour ask for more and more information. This book is the best effort to provide that information. Shipping weight .4 lbs.
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Mountain Memories:  From Coffee Pot Hill to Medlen Town

Mountain Memories: From Coffee Pot Hill to Medlen Town

$15.00
Published in 1981, this history of the Inter-Canyon area of southwest Jefferson County is a compilation of interviews, reminisces and historic photographs supplied by area residents. Featured family histories include, among many, Arnett, Ault, Biggars, Braconier, Clark, Cook, Couch, Crow, Cummins, Eriksen, Fender, Goddard, Granzella, Hack, Jennings, Lutz, Maple, Murphy, Reed, Ralph Sanger and Williamson. Place histories include Bradford Junction, Wild Rose Range, Ken-Caryl Ranch, Tiny Town, Medlen, Critchell, Homewood Park, Herndon, Brownville, Pleasant Park, Phillipsburg and the Halfway House. Edited by Betty Moynihan and Helen E. Waters Shipping weight 1.2 lbs.
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Indian Hills: The Place, The Times, The People

Indian Hills: The Place, The Times, The People

$15.00
The book begins in 1866 with the Turkey Creek Toll Bridge and ends in 1976. Many great pictures of people and buildings. Early families are documented many with pictures. The book includes school census records from 1896 to 1949. Community organizations are recorded as well as camps: Geneva Glen, Messiah Mountain, St. Anne's in the Hills, Foss Park and Camp Coy. Shipping weight 1.2 lbs.
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Modern Modes for Mountain Meals: A Collection of Tested High-Altitude Recipes

Modern Modes for Mountain Meals: A Collection of Tested High-Altitude Recipes

$15.00
Originally published in the 1950's, this collection of recipes handwritten and shared by members of the Kittredge -- Evergreen PTA was republished by JCHS in 2009. Complete with original hand drawings and advertisements. Shipping weight 1.0 lbs.
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Portraits of Preservation

Portraits of Preservation

$35.00
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Portraits of Preservation, Protected Lands & Ranches of Colorado's Front Range addresses the vast area of open space and historic ranches in the mountains west of Denver that has been protected from development due to the initiative of the area's citizens. The book probes three primary themes: •The Land that has been protected •The History of these lands and their rich heritage •The People who preserved the land and its history
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